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Submitted on behalf of Wade Pickren, PhD, Director, Sponsored Research:

Congratulations to all of the students who showcased their research during the James J. Whalen Academic Symposium.

Special recognition is given to the following students who received awards for the most outstanding presentations: 

Oral Presentations:

Thomas Conners
School of H&S - English, Writing, Modern Languages and Literature
Translingualism: Gustavo Perez Firmat’s Self-Expression of Hybridity

Jackson Eagan
School of Communications-Cinema, Photography, and Media Arts
Working with Community Partners in Intag, Ecuador to Create Educational Outreach Videos about Cloud Forest Biodiversity and Conservation for Primary School Children

Chelsea Ireland
School of Business – Marketing and Law
The History and Current State of the Effect of Homosexuality on Child Custody Cases in Mississippi,

Nicola Jennings
School of HSHP-Exercise and Sport Science
Do Sleep, Stress, and Gender Impact Academic Performances in Ithaca College Students?

Christina Mathew, Martin Luther King Scholar
Scholar/Honors Program
Global Disabilities in your Backyard: The Ideal vs. the Reality

Matt Orama
School of H&S - Sociology
American Dream for Whom? Exploring the Long-term Impacts of Stop and Frisk Encounters on Young Men in New York City

Jeffrey Porzio
School of H&S - Physics
Hearing the Formation of Planets: Spectral Sonification of Astronomical Sources- Awards Finalists

Rebecca Saltzman
School of Music – Music Education
The Reality Pedagogy in Music Education

Cedrick-Michael Simmons, Martin Luther King Scholar
Scholar/Honors Program
More than Just a Vacation: Connecting the Principles and Insight from International Travel to Student Leadership at IC

Donette Ritchie
Rebekah Wolinsky
School of HSHP – Health Promotion and Physical Education
Improving Infant and Maternal Health in El Salvador: Think Locally, Act Globally


Drew Weinstein
School of H&S – Music Performance – Theatre Arts
Macbeth in Performance: an Exploration of Human Error

Poster Presentations:

Chloe Baron
Kimberly Mobley
Hana Uchida
School of H&S - Psychology
Analysis of Preschool Activities in the Dominican Republic: A Comparison of Two Schools

Sarah Donovan
School of HSHP – Exercise & Sport Sciences/Speech Language Pathology and Audiology
Exercise-induces Laryngeal Obstruction in a Collegiate Male Soccer Athlete, Exercise & Sport Sciences/

Creative Design:

Alex McKeen
School of Communications – Television/Radio
Creative Design Contest

Award Winners Announced for the 2014 James J. Whalen Academic Symposium | 1 Comments |
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Award Winners Announced for the 2014 James J. Whalen Academic Symposium Comment from mdifrancesco on 04/14/14
I am so proud of Tommy Conners, Donette Ritchie and Jackson
Eagan! They are wonderful students and an inspiration to us
all. It's been a pleasure knowing you, and I'll miss you when
you graduate.